Good evening,
and welcome to our website


​Our 2019 Annual Conference is taking place on Saturday 12th October
at Ormiston Chadwick Academy, Widnes, WA8 7HU

Please click on our Conference 2019 tab on the left for full details. We hope to see you there.

We are an active and forward-looking Society that brings together genealogists and historians with an interest in the area covered by the old Hundred of West Derby.


We offer a friendly active forum, networking opportunities at our group meetings, and a quarterly journal with news, advice and excellent articles about the people, businesses and events that made Liverpool and South West Lancashire what it is today. We also have a members' only section of the website where you can access our members' interests database, back issues of the journal and some other databases that have been provided for you that you will not find elsewhere. A year's membership to the Society is only £10 for UK residents (£15 overseas).


Don’t let your family’s story disappear into the mists of time, share it with us and send it to our journal editor– we publish interesting articles by members and non-members.

Join us for full benefits and know that ‘You’ll never search alone’ with your Liverpool and South West Lancashire Family History Society.


From the 1st October Skelmersdale Group is moving to Upholland Methodist Church , Alma Hill, Upholland ,WN8 ONR for its meetings .

Click HERE to see full details of this day

Heritage and Culture Day


You will find links to our privacy statement and other documents at the bottom of the About Us page

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